KKR vs DC
KKR vs DC

IPL 2020 KKR vs DC Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders set to play the 42nd match of IPL 2020 against Delhi Capitals. KKR is in need to win the match in order to stay in the safe zone of the IPL 2020 points table.

Match: Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) vs Delhi Capitals(DC)

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Toss Details: Delhi Capitals won the toss and opt to field

Captains View 

Shreyas Iyer | DC skipper

We will bowl first, there’s a bit of grass on the wicket. It will help our seamers at the start. We are not here to survive, but we’re here to express ourselves, so our mindset will be the same. We will have the same approach.

Every player has been Man of the match on some occasion and it’s good to see the camaraderie within the team. Rahane comes in for Prithvi, Nortje comes in for Sams.

Eoin Morgan | KKR skipper

We had good practice for a couple of days, just that we need to refocus. We haven’t played our best cricket, hopefully, we do that today. Nagarkoti comes in, Narine comes in for Kuldeep and Banton. We were looking to bowl first, but this looks a good wicket. We enjoy playing here.

Playing XI

Delhi Capitals(DC)

Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tushar Deshpande, Anrich Nortje.

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR)

Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.

KKR vs DC Highlights

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) Batting

Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana get in to lead KKR. Tushar Deshpande opens the attack against KKR. Though Gill makes a couple of boundaries off the first over got dismissed by Nortje in the second over.

Rahul Tripathi gets in to join hands with Rana. Losing a wicket at the very beginning of the innings will put pressure on the remaining strikers. Nortje again added pressure to the KKR by dismissing Tripathi while scoring 13 runs.

KKR loses 2 wickets and scored 36 runs at the end of the powerplay. After stepping down from captaincy Dinesh Karthik fails to make match-winning runs. The same continues as DK got dismissed by Rabada while scoring 3 runs.

Sunil Narine gets in to join hands with Rana and KKR is in need to build the much-needed partnership. Narine and Rana get in to strike aggressively which leads KKR to score 142 runs for 3 wicket loss at the end of the 15th over.

Rabada finally makes the breakthrough by dismissing Narine after scoring 64 runs from 32 deliveries. Narine walks to Pavillion after scoring the much-needed run for KKR. Rana finally dismissed of the last over while scoring 81 runs and KKR scored 194 runs for 6 wicket loss.

KKR gets back in-game with the Narine and Rans’s fifty, the much needed for KKR at that moment.

Delhi Capitals(DC) Batting

Rahane and Dhawan get into the crease to lead DC. Pat Cummins opens the attack and dismissed Rahane off the first delivery and made a shocking opening. Shreyas Iyer gets into join hands with Dhawan.

KKR is in need to dismiss Dhawan who is capable of changing the game flow. Pat Cummins did the much expected by dismissing Dhawan while scoring 6 runs. Pant get in to join hands with Iyer. DC is in need to make the winning partnership while KKR bowlers restrict DC strikers to make massive shots.

Chakravarthy made the much-needed breakthrough by dismissing Pant for 27 runs. In his second over Chakravarthy dismissed Hetmyer and Shreyas Iyer in the back to back deliveries. DC lands in trouble as they scored 110 runs for 5 wicket loss at the end of the 15th over.

Chakravarthy again with his impressive spell dismissed Stoinis and Axar in his third over and becomes the first bowler to take 5 wickets in a match in IPL 2020. With impressive bat and ball work, KKR claims their 6th victory. KKR beats DC by 59 runs.

Watch KKR vs DC Highlights

 Man of the Match

Varun Chakravarthy | KKR

This is a surreal moment for me because I didn’t get wickets in the last few games, I wanted to get one or two wickets today, but I ended up with five. I enjoyed Shreyas Iyer’s wicket the most.

I was told I would be bowling from the shorter end, so I had to attack the stumps. Want to thank my mother, Hema Malini, father Vinod Chakravarthy, and my fiancee Neha, the team physios, DK bhai, and Abhishek Nayar for their support.

I pretty much started my spin bowling in 2018, that’s when I got my breakthrough in TNPL, it’s been high and lows – last year, I didn’t get many chances and I injured myself, I’m grateful for making a comeback this year.

I have been working hard, but the motivation and faith have come from a lot of people around me. Around 2015, when I was not making a lot of money (the switch from being an architect to becoming a cricketer), was freelancing, and wasn’t able to meet my needs, I thought I would do something different, that’s when I turned to cricket. I still do it, I like that as well (being an architect).

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